Mount-Pilatus Heritage & Beer Delight From Zurich

Towering over the city of Lucerne like a monument to the Swiss wilderness, Mount Pilatus is a must-visit for nature lovers. This stunning massif boasts several stunning peaks, set within a playground of soaring rock faces, lush rolling valleys, and a network of meandering emerald lakes.
The tallest peak in the group, Mount Pilatus, reaches a heady 2,132 meters above sea level and is beloved by visitors for its sensational views over the region.

Venez Discover takes you to the heart of the sights, with opportunities to explore the Pilatus summit, ride the famous aerial cable cars, and discover the iconic Brauwerkstatt Kriens Brewery, where traditional Lucerne beer is brewed.
This adventure is perfect for nature lovers and beer aficionados alike, with options to adapt the itinerary to your needs.

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6 hours 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Cogwheel Railway & Aerial Cableway Tickets
    • Exclusive Beer Tasting
    • Golden Round Pass (May to October)
    • 1st Class Train Ticket
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Pilatus Luzern
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Lucerne, Lucerne

    Your guide will greet you at your hotel, before whisking you away on a whistle-stop tour of the city.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Pilatus Luzern, Schlossweg 1, Kriens, Lucerne 6010 Switzerland

    Board the train to Pilatus, and learn more about this epic peak as you ride through the countryside in First Class comfort. The engine will climb the foothills of Pilatus, taking you to the end of the steepest rack railway in the world. Admire the views over the Alps from 2,073 meters high, as your guide reveals the history, culture, and culinary delights of each area.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Pilatus Luzern, Schlossweg 1, Kriens, Lucerne 6010 Switzerland

    After a relaxed lunch, you will have the option to keep soaking up the stunning valley views from the restaurant or enjoy a leisurely hike to the summit of Mount Pilatus. The top of this famous peak offers a bird’s eye view of historic Lucerne and panoramic vistas of the surrounding countryside. Enjoy the clean mountain air from the viewing platform, as you gaze out over an expanse of crystal clear lakes, lush green meadows, and rolling peaks and valleys.
    Learn how Pilatus came to be haunted by legends of dragons, and why many believe the body of Pontius Pilate was laid to rest within its foothills.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Pilatus Luzern, Schlossweg 1, Kriens, Lucerne 6010 Switzerland

    Our descent from Mount Pilatus will take us aboard the iconic “dragon ride” aerial cable cart, where we will float back to earth suspended in a giant glass cabin. The windowed walls provide 360 views of the Lucerne region, and many compare the experience to flying. Enjoy an ever-changing perspective of the Alpine landscape, as historic Lucerne pulls back into focus as we approach the end of the line. The ride is a highlight of any trip to Mount Pilatus.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Kriens, Kriens, Lucerne

    To top off our Pilatus experience, we will head to the Brauwerkstatt Kriens Brewery, to discover the secrets behind Lucerne’s famous Mons beer. Housed in a huge former pasta factory, this quirky brewery uses local raw materials to create its beer, and traditional methods to produce authentic results. See behind the curtains of the action, and taste a range of beers including the caramelized and fruity Ruby Mons, the dry and malty Gold Mons, and the sweet, citrusy Crystal Mons.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Lucerne, Lucerne

    After a full day of adventure, your guide will return you safely to your hotel in Zurich.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Venez Discover Switzerland

Activity ID: V-201173P6

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